Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler Review

A Closer Look

 

The top of the pump assembly is a large piece of glossy plastic with the Corsair Logo right in the center.

The logo itself and the edge between the black and silver parts light up, as does the outer edge of the silver ring and the black body of the pump.

The tubing connects with rotary right-angle connections on what could be called the right side of the block, and the main wiring comes out between the tubes to make it fairly easy to hide.

The Corsair Link USB port is on the left side and uses a Micro-USB plug.

Despite the squarish appearance of the pump assembly, the actual cold plate is circular with pre-applied thermal paste.

The copper surface is a milled or machined finish that is not that well-polished as you can see. This isn’t terrible as long as it’s flat as the thermal paste will fill in the gaps.

You can also see the 4 locking pins the hold the mounting bracket in place, simply twisting the bracket slightly you can pop it off to install the AMD bracket.

We’ll see how resistant this is to accidental release after we get it mounted on our test platform.

The kit comes with two twist-on brackets, one for Intel, and one for AMD.

A SATA power input cable, a 3-pin fan cable to feed an RPM signal back to your motherboard’s CPU fan header to make it happy, and a larger cable that breaks out to connect to the twin 4-pin ML series fans included in the kit.

The ML 120 Fans share the same rugged, heavily-reinforced look of the rest of the ML120 series fans but are a bit but have the original grey colored rotor, different from the black or translucent versions on the PRO and PRO LED or PRO RGB versions. 

These are not the retail version of the Corsair ML 120 fans you can buy directly from Corsairs web store. They are close to the ML120 (non-pro version) but have been tweaked to this application. The slightly Lower 0.219A power draw accounts for the reduced 1600 RPM top speed over the 2400RPM of the retail versions.

The tubes come in around 7/16th of an inch in diameter or in the 11 to the 12-millimeter range.

The radiator has around 20 FPI (fins per inch) which is reasonable dense and should be able to handle a fair amount of heat, but also should work well at a wide range of fan speeds.

And lastly, the Corsair logo is on both sides of the radiator in a beautiful raised and chromed finish, pictures really don’t do it justice.

 

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